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Who doesn’t love bacon? It’s salty taste, the crunchy texture, and a fattiness that satisfies your cravings for something savory. Another great thing about bacon is how easy it is to whip something delicious up for yourself whenever you’re feeling hungry. Let’s take it up a notch by creating Bacon Wrapped Mozzarella Sticks!
There really is nothing to hate about bacon, well except for the cholesterol, but munching on it every now and then is probably okay, right? Now, bacon comes in many variants, thickness, and size. But whatever variant you will get, bacon will definitely put a smile on your face!
What I personally love about bacon is how easy it is to upgrade a dish or meal just by topping it off with bacon or just by replacing the main meat itself! This actually led me to a delicious bacon-inspired idea!
Since I’m was carving a fried snack that I can enjoy on a relaxing weekend afternoon, I’ve thought of making Bacon Wrapped Mozzarella Sticks!
As we’re talking about the versatility of bacon and its scrumptious flavor, why don’t we create a Bacon wrapped mozzarella sticks instead of a boring cheese stick?
Bacon Wrapped Mozzarella Sticks Ingredients
- ½ lb bacon
- ¼ cup all-purpose flour
- ½ tsp paprika
- ½ tsp onion powder
- ½ tsp Sriracha powder
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp dried parsley
- ½ tsp pepper
- 1 egg
- Oil for frying
How to make Bacon Wrapped Mozzarella Sticks
Step 1: Ready your breading material by combining your flour, paprika, onion powder, sriracha powder, salt, dried parsley and pepper in a container. Make sure to mix the dry ingredients well.
Step 2: Break the egg on a separate container and whisk until frothy. Set aside.
Step 3: Grab the mozzarella and slice about 8 pieces into sticks. The length and width of the mozzarella will depend on how you want it to be, but the ideal size is about 4 inches long with 1-inch thickness.
Step 4: Now that your ingredients are ready, it is best to arrange the ingredients in this order – mozzarella sticks, flour, egg, bacon. Now we’re ready to assemble!
Step 5: Get one stick of mozzarella, dredge it in flour and coat with egg. Then, do it again until you coat it twice. Then, dip it in egg again and wrap with a piece of bacon. Now coat the bacon with egg and dredge in flour before placing in a container. Repeat until all the pieces are coated. Freeze the coated sticks until firm.
Step 5: Once the mozzarella sticks are set, you can fry them in hot oil until golden brown! Serve hot with your favorite dipping sauce. I prefer this hot sauce!
Additional Recipe Notes:
- You can prep a large batch and freeze until needed! Just fry any time you like it and in no time, you’ll have hot and cheesy Bacon Mozzarella Sticks!
- Aside from bacon, you can also use cooked ham or pepperoni!
Before you go on and make this afternoon snack, here is a little bacon flavored trivia just for you!
- The term bacon comes from the German word “bak” which means the back of the pig.
- The first bacon factory opened in 1770 by a businessman named John Harris.
- According to history, bacon is one of the world’s oldest processed meats that dates back to 1500 BCE.
- There’s a bacon camp for those who can’t get over bacon. It is an annual event in Michigan where attendees can learn more about bacon
I’m guessing you’re now craving with this fun bacon trivia. So what are you waiting for? Start making your very own Bacon Wrapped Mozzarella Sticks!
Nutrition Information: Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 147 Total Fat: 11g Saturated Fat: 3g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 7g Cholesterol: 43mg Sodium: 530mg Carbohydrates: 3g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 0g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 9g